Pat Perez Rallies To OHL Classic Title

Pat Perez’s closing-round 67 was enough to propel him past Gary Woodland to win the OHL Classic at Mayakoba.

It was just his third start since returning from shoulder surgery.

“I had an attitude that I can’t really repeat, but I had a lot of thoughts going on,” Perez said. “The main one was I wanted to stay aggressive. I knew if I just stayed aggressive I was seeing the line great on the putting green. … This type of grass and these greens, if you can get it on line you can make them.

“I just saw the line, I thought I could make them all and I just had a confidence. I had an entirely different attitude than I would have had a few years ago. It was definitely a different win than last time. Last time, I was a little more scared coming down the stretch. I didn’t really believe and this and that. This time, I really had like this calmness, kind of like a madness to get it done.”

Perez entered the picture when he shot a 62 on Saturday to close within one shot of then-leader Gary Woodland. Woodland finished second with Russell Knox third.

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